I've missed everyone so much! It's been so crazy around here and I've felt so yucky, just didn't feel I had anything of value to share. I read something today about "stepping stones" and thought perhaps that's what I'm experiencing...stepping stones, although rough & jagged at times, can lead to wonderful, exciting things!
I am still going to physical therapy 3x a week and trying to do all the exercises at home....when a crew of dingbats have not been here. I am honestly at my wit's end with these knees and muscles too. I'm in such pain at times that I'm near tears. I do take the RX for pain although it's just a high dose of Tylenol. I don't even like to take it but have to. The therapist is a bit perplexed I think as the left patella will not stay in place. She taped both knees last Friday and it did help some. I honestly have a high tolerance for pain but this is very unusual....the muscles hurt so much that I can hardly even think and cannot do much until it stops. When I feel good, I have all these ideas about things I want to do around here, new recipes to try, you name it. I get very little done and my mood is "not me" at all. I see the orthopedic Dr again on the 6th. I really hope that he can offer some help if things have not drastically improved by then.
It's sad to even complain when my friends are going through so much with their daughter, Candace. She is improving and that's a miracle from God! She's a young adult, early 20's, that didn't feel she needed health insurance. She needs to be in a Neuro Rehab facility, however, she must have a scholarship now. They have had the interviews and completed all the paperwork, including disability, Medicaid, etc. They cleaned out their office and made room there for Candace and her needs. Someone has to be with her 24/7 as she has horrendous headaches and behavior problems. Two relatives are RN's and they are helping so much. Eric, Candace's boyfriend, has not left her side even though he was injured too. God's grace has brought them this far and your continued prayers are so very much appreciated! It's heartbreaking to see all of them going through this.
This probably sounds like a total Debbie Downer post and for that, I apologize. I do know that when we experience these valleys, there's an incredible, joyful mountain top in the future! These stepping stones will lead to the top and I can hardly wait! I hope to be able to start visiting you and commenting. I know everyone's probably doing some amazing things and I'm missing out.
Have a glorious weekend!